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Chugach National Forest to Burn Debris Piles near Portage

Anchorage 8/11: Chugach National Forest wildland fire management staff plan to burn piles of woody debris on forest lands in the Portage area beginning the week of August 15 through October 31st, weather conditions permitting. The project area is north of Milepost 78 along the Seward Highway between the Placer River and Placer Overflow.   […]

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Welcome news from Chugach National Forest

Anchorage, Alaska 12 p.m. – Fire danger on the forest is moderate. The Stetson and Juneau Lake fires are 100 percent contained. All campgrounds, campsites and trails are open. All fire bans have been lifted. Time to enjoy the forest! Unless conditions change, this is the final fire information update. For up-to-date forest information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/chugach […]

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Chugach National Forest Urges Caution with Fire over July 4 Weekend – Fire Restrictions Enforced, Stetson Creek & Juneau Lake Fires Contained

Anchorage 11:20 a.m. – Chugach National Forest wildland fire managers urge recreationists to be extra cautious with any open flame over the July 4 weekend. Just a spark can ignite a wildfire. Everyone has a hand in a safe summer season. Cooler weather has enabled fire managers to reduce fire restrictions on the forest. Effective Tuesday, […]

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Stetson Creek, Juneau Lake fires management resumed by Chugach National Forest

Cooper Landing 9 a.m. – Two wildfires that started June 16, 2015 within 45 minutes of each other, and have been managed by the Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 since June 19, are back under management of the Chugach National Forest. The Stetson Creek Fire is 90 percent contained and activity as of June 27 included […]

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Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires: Final Update, June 27, 2015

Stetson Creek Fire   Acres:  212   Containment:  90% Today’s objectives:  All crews are on the fire today for mop-up, rehabilitation of the line and removing surplus equipment. Minimal fire spread is projected for the next 24-hour period due to weather and implementation of suppression tactics.  On Sunday, June 28, the Chugach National Forest will assume management […]

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Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires morning update for Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stetson Creek Fire Acres:  212  Containment:  80% Today’s objectives:  All crews are on the fire today for mop-up, rehabilitation of the line and removing surplus equipment.  On Sunday, June 28, the Chugach National Forest will assume management of the fire. Juneau Lake Fire Acres:  580 Containment: 80% Today’s objectives:  The fire will be monitored from […]

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Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires: Evening Update, June 26, 2015

Stetson Creek Fire  Acres:  212  Containment:  80% Today’s objectives:  Crews are mopping up,  inventorying hose and working with the Chugach National Forest to determine what will remain on site after management of the fire is turned back to the Forest on Sunday. Juneau Lake Fire  Acres:  580  Containment: 80% Today’s objectives:  Crews, equipment and gear […]

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Firefighter doing well after bear encounter

On June 22, 2015 Chugach National Forest, Glacier District Ranger Tim Charnon had an encounter with a sub-adult brown bear.  He is doing well because of bear awareness training and emergency response protocols. The Chugach NF provides extensive training for employees on how to react to bears.  Response depends on the situation such as whether […]

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Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires Evening Update June 25,2015

Stetson Creek Fire  Acres:  212  Containment:  70% Today’s objectives:  Crews are rehabbing line, mopping up and preparing to back haul equipment. Juneau Lake Fire Acres:  580 Containment: 55% Today’s objectives:  The crew focused on the northwest and southeast corners of the fire.  The active fire in the southeast corner has nearly reached the snow bank […]

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Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires June 25 Morning Update

Stetson Creek Fire:  Acres:  212 Containment:  65% Today’s objectives:  As for the past several days, mop-up operations continue and rehab of existing containment will be done as needed.  Crews will also contain and secure pockets and islands of unburned fuels in the northern portion of the fire. Juneau Lake Fire:  Acres:  573  Containment: 45% Today’s […]

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